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Hi all,

I have an enduro comp which currently has a lyric solo air fork. I am not happy with the fork, lack of adjustment and does not feel in total control of the front end. I am thinking of going to a coil fork due to my weight. I am looking for reccomendations on 160mm coil forks.

I do mostly agressive all mountain riding, hit a dh track now and then. But also long rides now and then as well.

My thoughts so far have been
fox van
Marz 55 coil model?
Coil lyric

Which others should I be considering and how do these ride. Also are there any air forks that perform very well with heavy riders that I should consider? I have always prefered a coil fork, please share your thoughts
Thanks Andrew
 

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Just buy the mission control and dual flow rebound dampers for your lyrik. You will then have full controll over your fork, and one of the best AM forks around.
Its a hell of alot cheaper then buying a new fork. both dampers will run about $200.
 

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Our 160mm Vengeance HLR is the winning ticket!!! High & low speed compression adjustments, air spring, 5lbs, sexy, etc. Shoot me an email if you have any questions: [email protected]
 

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I converted my 170mm Lyrik Solo Air to coil. It became more sensitive, stays higher up in it's travel, uses up travel better then before. It was even a pretty easy fix.
 
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I know you said coil, but I think a Totem solo air spaced down to 150mm would work really well as an AM / light FR fork for a guy your size.
 

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altazo said:
I know you said coil, but I think a Totem solo air spaced down to 150mm would work really well as an AM / light FR fork for a guy your size.
I had read at one point that dropping a SA down under 160 starts to mess with the feel of the travel (er, the quality).

I would go with converting your existing fork to a 160mm Coil MiCo DH for sure. If money is no object, you could do the Totem route, those are nice too...but I think Coil is the way to roll and you cannot reduce travel on the coil totem.
 
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I had read at one point that dropping a SA down under 160 starts to mess with the feel of the travel (er, the quality).

I would go with converting your existing fork to a 160mm Coil MiCo DH for sure. If money is no object, you could do the Totem route, those are nice too...but I think Coil is the way to roll and you cannot reduce travel on the coil totem.
I was under the impression Solo Air Totems came with a 30mm all-travel spacer specifically to reduce travel to 150mm if someone so desired. I know they used to anyways...
 

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altazo said:
I was under the impression Solo Air Totems came with a 30mm all-travel spacer specifically to reduce travel to 150mm if someone so desired. I know they used to anyways...
Yeah the first years I believe did and then RS stopped sending them and now do not endorse the travel adjust on the totems, even so far as saying it will void warranty.

see this post http://forums.mtbr.com/showpost.php?p=5280998&postcount=30

full thread:
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=483642&highlight=totem+lowering
 
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